Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County-
The Osterhout Free Library will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Ken L. Pollock Children's Wing on Saturday, September 29th. This Rain or Shine, FREE event begins at 11 AM and runs until 4 PM on the patio at the Osterhout Library, located at 71 S. Franklin Street in downtown Wilkes-Barre.
The schedule of events:
11-11:30 a.m. - Tuckers' Tales Puppet Theatre presents
11:30-12:15 p.m. - Storyteller and Musician Mary Baker
1:00-1:30 p.m. - Awards program and refreshments
(Special presentation to the Pollock Family in honor of the anniversary.)
1:30-2:30 p.m. - Storyteller and Spinner Fiona Powell
2:30-3:00 p.m. - Tuckers' Tales Puppet Theatre presents
3:00-4:00 p.m. - Pat Ward's Magic Show & Balloon Animals
The Children's Wing opened on October 3, 1982, marking the end of a two-year capital campaign which raised $700,000. The largest single donation, $100,000, came from Ken L. Pollock. The two-floor wing more than tripled the space available for children and is home to books, computers, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and audio books all for kids.
On Friday the Osterhout Free Library held its annual Fall Gala and Atlantis Adventure Raffle . The Gala was held at the Westmoreland Club. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs sponsored the Atlantis Adventure Raffle. All proceeds from the Atlantis Adventure Raffle and the Fall Gala will support the Osterhout Free Library and its mission to provide free books, DVDs and educational programs to the residents of Wilkes-Barre and surrounding communities.
Atlantis Adventure Raffle sponsor photo:
(L to R) Front Row - Kathleen Dunsmuir, Gala Co-Chair & Molly Hoegen, Gala Co-chair. Back Row - Glenn Lawless, Director of Guests Relations, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs & Rick Miller, Executive Director, Osterhout Free Library.